Alexander The Great

Alexander the great as lion © Tobias Schreiber
Painting

150 cm x 150 cm

Date

2012-2014

Category
Study works
About This Project

Alexander with a body of a lion. The text layer contains 15 pages from the ilias: The part when Achilles hears about the dead of his beloved Patroclus and enters the war.

When Alexander arrived at Babylon after his great victory, one of his man came to him with the most precious casket a man can imagine. It was embellished with diamonds and the most expensive jewels on earth, so that his fellow asked Alexander what shall we do in this most valuable casket, where there is nothing in the world which is comparable. Alexander took the casket and put his Ilias into it.